Birding and Nature Links

(A collection of interesting websites I've found over the years - all links working as of Jan. 1, 2012)
Contact: Barbara Taylor

 Jump to:   Birding | Nature | Butterflies/Moths | Dragonflies | Astronomy | Weather | Natural Hazards | Muskoka


The Muskoka Bird Board

Ontario Field Ornithologists (includes info about ONTBIRDS mail list)

Checklist of Ontario Birds

Toronto Area Birding Reports

ONTBIRDS - Recent Reports    Archives


Project Wildspace,  Images,  Calls

ROM online Field Guides

Friends of Presqu'ile Park - Birding

East Coast Birds

Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (Beamer)

Bird Studies Canada

Canadian Migration Monitoring Network

Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas


Virtual Birder - Songbird Photos and Sounds

North American Bluebird Society

Warblers of Canada

Virtual Egg Exhibit

Owls of North America

The Raptor Center (University of Minnesota)

Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North Dakota

Illinois Raptor Center

Virtual Birder - Hawks in Flight Gallery 1  Gallery 2

Bald Eagle webcam    Barn Owl webcam (offline currently)   Peregrine webcam

USGS - Waterfowl Identification and Ducks at a Distance

Ocean Wanderers - Gallery of Shorebird Photographs

Pacific Northwest Bird Guide

Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

Central Florida Bird Watchers

Life Histories of Familiar North American Birds

Migration of Birds

WhatBird - Ultimate Bird Guide

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology    Online Bird Guide

BirdSource  (interactive bird counts)

Patuxent Bird ID Infocenter,  Pictures,  Songs

Bird Banding  (info about bird bands and markers)

AOU Checklist of North American Birds

Boreal Bird Guide

Audubon - Birds & Science

Christmas Bird Count (historical database),    Canadian Count Areas

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Birding Hotspots around the World

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas image library and audio library

Birding and Wild Birds

Backyard Birding

Better View Desired Birding Optics

Optics 4 Birding

Fatal Light Awareness Program (migratory bird deaths caused by tall buildings)


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Muskoka Nature News

Muskoka Field Naturalists

Nature Photos Board   (a photo sharing board)

Ontario Nature  (Federation of Ontario Naturalists)

Simcoe Nature Board

Ojibway Nature Centre

Canadian Wildlife Service - National Site and Hinterland Wildlife

Wildlife in Ontario region

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

National Wildlife Federation

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

eNature online field guides

National Geographic - animals and nature news

Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network

Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario


What's That Bug?

Earthlife Web Chapters - The Insect Orders

Spiders of Ontario

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America

Mushroom Expert

George Barron's Fungi

MykoWeb Mushrooms,Fungi,Mycology

The Fungal Jungal - Mushroom & Fungi Identification

USDA Plants National Database

Northern Ontario Wildflowers

Connecticut Botanical Society - wildflowers and ferns

Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Tree Identification

Animal Tracking

Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den

Wild Ontario

National Wildlife Health Center

Environment News Service


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Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies of Canada

NHIC List of Ontario Lepidoptera

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Massachusetts Butterfly Club - photos

North American Moth Photographers Group

Moths of Canada

Al Sinclair's Muskoka Moths Live

Lynn Scott's Moths of Ottawa

USGS - Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

David's Butterflies and Moths


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Ontario Odonata Atlas - range maps  species list

Odonate Species of New Jersey


Ode News - Images of Odonates

Digital Dragonfly Museum

North American Dragonflies and Damselflies - Greg Lasley's photos

USGS - Dragonflies and Damselflies of the United States


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Sky View Cafe (real-time star charts)

Heavens Above Homepage - Satellite Predictions

Heavens Above Satellite Visibility - BRACEBRIDGE (accurate schedule for viewing satellites - including space station)  (backyard astronomy, space science and news)  (forecasts and photo galleries)

The Constellations (descriptions & diagrams)

Sky and Telescope (weekly highlights of stars and planets)

The Jovian System--jupiter live (see where Jupiter's 4 visible moons are right now)


Welcome to the Planets


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Environment Canada - Muskoka forecast

The Weather Network - Muskoka forecast

Radar Imagery - Intellicast  and  Environment Canada

Conditions and Forecasts Ontario

Environment Canada Weather

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - includes hurricane forecasts/maps)

Weather Basics - guide to weather phenomena


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Natural Hazards

Severe Storms

Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalanche Awareness

USGS - Volcanoes

Mount St. Helens  and VolcanoCam

USGS - Earthquakes

Earth Observatory - Natural Hazards


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Muskoka Links

Muskoka Heritage Foundation

Muskoka Trails

Muskoka Tourism

Port Carling Boats

Muskoka Directory

Cottage Country Waterfalls


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Links should all be active except where noted - checked as of Jan. 1, 2012

Contact: Barbara Taylor, administrator of the Muskoka Bird Board